What a stunning face. Inspired by the French Steiner Bebe, this gorgeous is a blue ribbon example of the best of the best early German dolls as far as we are concerned. Those luscious lips and wide blue eyes are utterly perfect~not to mention this fabulous antique outfit in so vibrant a color! A textile of over 140 years old with this brilliance is nearly impossible to come by. This belton- from expression to presentation- is just delicious. If you are particularly fond of German Girls for the French Trade (and honestly, everyone should be!) then snap up this lovely lady before she is gone. We adore her absolutely.
***This sweet girl is available on layaway. Take up to eight months to pay! Give us a call anytime at 718-859-0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition and/or to discuss layaway terms!***
Solid domed flat top bisque socket head with three stringing holes on top on a fully jointed composition and wood Sonneberg type body with straight wrists. Pretty large blue fixed eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke and feathered brows, closed mouth with accented lips, light area between the lips, pierced-in ears, lovely blond mohair wig. Dressed in a very pretty deep magenta woolen antique dress (some moth damage) with ecru lace trim and black ribbon accents, original ecru cotton full slip with lace trim and matching pantaloons (overall foxing), antique ecru cotton knit socks, antique two tone oilcloth shoes with pink silk rosettes, matching bonnet with applied flowers. A wonderful and bright presentation! MARKS: None
CONDITION: Generally Excellent. There is a faint horizontal firing line behind the right ear. Otherwise, she has fine quality very pale bisque, expert fine decoration of features and very crisp modeling of attractive face to emulate the French Steiner bebe. The original body in good condition with areas of repaint and retouch to the joints and left foot. There used to be a crier mechanism that has since been removed. A very sweet Belton child with a shy expression and a lovely dress. WOW! Tuck her in a little corner of your heart!